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Old 07-15-2008, 11:58 AM   #1
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M.A.F. Sensor

Again...help out the dummy. I keep hearing/seeing of these aftermarket MAF Sensors. What is the point of me getting an aftermarket one when mine works just fine? Is there some significant improvement in the car by buying one of these? Again...thanks for the help.
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Re: M.A.F. Sensor

You won't really gain anything from buying a new MAF sensor. You could make some gains going to a bigger diameter MAF from stock if you also go to a bigger diameter throttle body. it would just let more air flow and more air = more power.

Usually you upgrade MAF's because yours has become a bottle neck for power or because you are maxing yours out voltage wise. Odds are, your's is perfectly fine for a while.
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Re: M.A.F. Sensor

Sounds good...but how do I know if I'm maxing mine out? How do I know if I'm holding myself back on power? I have a HUGE K&N CAI on the car...but i belive my throttle body is stock.
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Re: M.A.F. Sensor

your statement of "Mods: Not many" is a great indication that you are safe.

To max out your MAF, you would be looking at some form of forced induction. If you don't have a supercharger or turbo, you're probably safe. A CAI is not going to max a MAF out.

To tell you have to datalog your car during a full throttle run. If the MAF counts get to 1.0 or greater, than you are maxing it out. If not, you're fine.
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Re: M.A.F. Sensor

Gotcha...thanks guys. Again...i'm proving...one thread at a time...I am...THE NEWB! Thanks for the help though.
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Re: M.A.F. Sensor

We all gotta start somewhere. I'm not maxing mine out yet...but it's soon to come.
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